Yoga

Yoga for Relaxation

What if there were more options to your daily dilemmas and worries that you just couldn’t seem to access because you were just too overwhelmed? What if there were a way for you to make a weekly (or daily) practice that helped you to access a greater sense of spaciousness, peace and ease of being? Yoga might be just the right treatment for a lifestyle pace that seems to be sapping all of the life from your style.

Yoga, Therapy, Mindfulness and Well Being (Chilliwack and Fraser Valley)

Unlike traditional talk therapy, Yoga integrates breath, movement, guided imagery and concentration to help address a variety of clinical and non-clinical issues. Research indicates that yoga is especially helpful for addressing issues such as anxiety (http://www.yogajournal.com/article/health/how-yoga-calms-anxiety-holistically/) and depression (http://www.yogajournal.com/article/health/better-than-prozac/). If your life has been filling up with too much stress, too much worry and too many things to do, Yoga can help. Yoga can help you find a balance between not just stretching & strengthening, but also efforting &relaxing and doing & being.

Unlike a typical hatha yoga class, Steve’s approach brings sensitivity, insight and acceptance that helps you to bring your whole self into the yoga room, addresses relevant psychological aspects of practice, is present to your personal experience, and makes thoughtful, often rhetorical inquires that are personally relevant.

Group Yoga Series (Chilliwack & Fraser Valley)

Group Yoga Series: Yoga for Anxiety. This course entails a sequence of poses specifically designed to make space to uplift and empower and to befriend alienated, unwanted feelings such as anxiety. Themes for this experiential course will address aspects of anxiety. This six week course will meets weekly for 90 minutes. As a treatment for anxiety, receipts from this Registered Clinical Counselor led series can be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Contact Steve Woolf to enroll or to learn more: steve@turningtowardsessence.com

Private Yoga Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to strengthen your home hatha yoga practice. The personal attention of a private lesson allows for greater attention to the details of your asana (poses) and pranayama (breath control) practice, helping you to take your practice to new vistas more quickly than public classes.

Yoga Online

For those who live outside the Fraser Valley and are interested in seeking yoga as a treatment for anxiety, depression, life transitions or just self improvement, Steve is available via skype for consultations and instruction. Email him for more information: steve@turningtowardsessence.com